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The MUFFIN Method. Lightly mixing liquid ingredients into dry ingredients creates a product with a slightly COARSE yet TENDER texture. Quick breads made.

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1 The MUFFIN Method

2 Lightly mixing liquid ingredients into dry ingredients creates a product with a slightly COARSE yet TENDER texture. Quick breads made with the muffin method: Pancakes Muffins Some Coffee Cakes Fruit/Nut Loaves Spoon Bread

3 POUR vs. DROP Batters POUR: –Waffles –Pancakes –Popovers DROP: –Muffins A basic muffin recipe can be altered in many ways, with fruits or nuts added for variety!

4 Why do we use the MUFFIN method? The challenge is to avoid OVERMIXING! –These recipes contain very little fat (tenderizing) –BEATING muffin recipes yields a chewy, heavy texture, with lots of tunnels inside and peaks on top

5 The MUFFIN Method 1.Measure all ingredients accurately. 2.Sift the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl. 3.Using the back of a spoon, make a well in the center of the dry mixture. 4.In a small bowl, beat all liquid ingredients until well-blended. 5.Pour the liquid ALL AT ONCE into the dry ingredients. 6.Fold in the dry ingredients until they are just moistened. Use as few strokes as possible.

6 Then what? Gently spoon the batter in greased or papered muffin tins (or loaf pans). Fill no more than 2/3 of the way full!

7 A good muffin… Light, evenly browned crust Rounded, pebbly tops Symmetrical shape Uniform texture

8 A bad muffin… Top has peaks Low volume Inside is chewy and heavy Has lots of TUNNELS inside –A tunnel is an air space in the batter!


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